When an animator or writer sits down to develops the new character, there are many different things that inspire the development of that character. This is the same for a cosplayer choosing which character they want to dress up as. In cosplay photography, many photographers try to capture images that reflect the character that is being cosplayed in the way they are presented by the writers and animators who created them. This approach tends to put the focus on trying to re-create the character over again but in a different form. My approach is to capture how the cosplayers view the character they decide to emulate.
While in grad school, I wrote a research paper on cosplay. One of the things I learned is that when a cosplayer chooses a character, there is something about that fictional individual that the cosplayer can identify with or something that they may desire to be. This is why in the last few years, I tried to capture the individual attempting to make themselves with a character that they have identified with. To me, it's interesting to see people become completely different than what they would normally present to society.
Admittedly, my approach is very difficult to pull off. The challenge is why I continue to try. Certainly, many photographers are very skilled and creative at what they do. I believe that it is important that we must keep cosplay photography relevant and interesting.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.